The Online Session Annual Statistical Report for the Presbyterian Church (USA) (2008)

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Presbyterian > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Synod (SYNOD)
TOTAL%
30) 2692.5
35) 730.7
40) 7767.2
80) 8988.4
100) 6546.1
115) 7386.9
140) 4634.3
150) 145013.5
180) 115410.7
220) 4624.3
300) 2372.2
315) 9769.1
360) 2982.8
380) 1631.5
400) 8748.1
420) 126811.8
TOTAL10753100.0
2) Synname (SYNNAME)
3) Presby (PRESBY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10753416.523213
4) Prsbname (PRSBNAME)
5) Church (CHURCH)
6) City (CITY)
7) Sta (STA)
8) Zip (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075144723.81926495
9) Areacode (AREACODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10751552.062269
10) Phone (PHONE)
11) Total number of active members (MEMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10751203.841341
12) County (COUNTY)
13) Affcode (AFFCODE)
TOTAL%
0) 1054398.1
1) 410.4
2) 760.7
4) 160.1
5) 250.2
6) 70.1
8) 40.0
9) 70.1
10) 10.0
11) 10.0
12) 10.0
13) 10.0
15) 40.0
18) 40.0
19) 10.0
20) 20.0
21) 10.0
22) 10.0
23) 10.0
24) 10.0
356) 10.0
401) 40.0
402) 20.0
480) 10.0
812) 20.0
860) 20.0
998) 10.0
Missing2 
TOTAL10751100.0
14) Organize (ORGANIZE)
15) Organcty (ORGANCTY)
TOTAL%
0) 925586.1
17) 10.0
18) 1591.5
19) 10619.9
20) 2752.6
Missing2 
TOTAL10751100.0
16) Oyear (OYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075194664.029266448
17) Unicam (UNICAM)
18) Ogachs (OGACHS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075194.728256
19) Seeking (SEEKING)
20) Ogafin (OGAFIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10751198289.752446262
21) Parish (PARISH)
22) Locname (LOCNAME)
23) Locstate (LOCSTATE)
24) Union (UNION)
25) Fed (FED)
26) Label (LABEL)
27) Update (UPDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10751101648.625188526
28) Orgyear (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107511805.436418
29) Synod08 (SYNOD08)
TOTAL%
30) 2692.5
35) 730.7
40) 7767.2
80) 8988.4
100) 6546.1
115) 7386.9
140) 4634.3
150) 145013.5
180) 115410.7
220) 4624.3
300) 2372.2
315) 9769.1
360) 2982.8
380) 1631.5
400) 8748.1
420) 126811.8
TOTAL10753100.0
30) Presby08 (PRESBY08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10753416.523213
31) Totmem08 (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10753199.03336
32) Lastyr08 (LASTYR08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752204.084341
33) Total number of females in the active membership (FEMMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752116.46192
34) Profession of faith gains for those 17 years old and younger (includes reaffirmation and restoration) (PRGN1708)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107521.9495
35) Persons received into membership by certificate of transfer from other churches (CTGAIN08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.6689
36) Other gains (all other additions to active members' roll, including adjustments) (OTGAIN08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752.9436
37) Persons dismissed to other churches for whom certificates of transfer were issued (CTLOSS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.2797
38) Persons deleted from the rolls due to death (DEATHS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107523.1715
39) All other reductions of the active members' roll (OTLOSS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529.21137
40) Number of infant baptisms (includes children up to 17 years of age) (BABAPT08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.4146
41) Number of adult baptisms (ADBAPT08)
TOTAL%
0) 812075.5
1) 134712.5
2) 6436.0
3) 2612.4
4) 1331.2
5) 720.7
6) 500.5
7) 290.3
8) 200.2
9) 100.1
10) 70.1
11) 60.1
12) 30.0
13) 80.1
14) 90.1
15) 50.0
16) 20.0
17) 40.0
18) 40.0
19) 10.0
20) 10.0
21) 10.0
22) 20.0
25) 20.0
26) 20.0
30) 10.0
31) 20.0
32) 10.0
33) 10.0
36) 10.0
37) 10.0
47) 10.0
48) 10.0
55) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
42) Total number of persons enrolled in all Christian education activities including (but not limited to) small groups, Bible studies, spiritual formation groups, and youth groups, including teachers. (Changed to current definition in the late 1990s; previously "Church School Enrollment.") (ENROLL08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075289.694228
43) Meneld07 (MENELD08)
TOTAL%
0) 174016.2
1) 6476.0
2) 120511.2
3) 156414.5
4) 131012.2
5) 112110.4
6) 9488.8
7) 6476.0
8) 4233.9
9) 3473.2
10) 2162.0
11) 1701.6
12) 1331.2
13) 680.6
14) 510.5
15) 410.4
16) 350.3
17) 240.2
18) 170.2
19) 150.1
20) 50.0
21) 50.0
22) 30.0
23) 10.0
24) 30.0
25) 10.0
26) 20.0
27) 20.0
28) 20.0
30) 20.0
31) 20.0
32) 10.0
33) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
44) Femeld07 (FEMELD08)
TOTAL%
0) 173716.2
1) 4103.8
2) 9048.4
3) 147213.7
4) 150214.0
5) 133612.4
6) 115410.7
7) 7747.2
8) 5054.7
9) 3553.3
10) 2001.9
11) 1351.3
12) 1061.0
13) 520.5
14) 260.2
15) 300.3
16) 140.1
17) 110.1
18) 70.1
19) 50.0
20) 10.0
21) 50.0
22) 10.0
23) 20.0
25) 20.0
26) 10.0
27) 10.0
29) 10.0
31) 20.0
44) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
45) Elders (ELDERS)
TOTAL%
0) 156014.5
1) 120.1
2) 840.8
3) 2962.8
4) 3433.2
5) 5525.1
6) 160714.9
7) 5304.9
8) 4394.1
9) 160915.0
10) 3032.8
11) 2652.5
12) 127411.8
13) 2011.9
14) 1561.5
15) 5044.7
16) 1281.2
17) 660.6
18) 2752.6
19) 760.7
20) 350.3
21) 1171.1
22) 380.4
23) 210.2
24) 820.8
25) 320.3
26) 170.2
27) 230.2
28) 130.1
29) 120.1
30) 290.3
31) 40.0
32) 40.0
33) 40.0
34) 50.0
36) 130.1
37) 30.0
38) 10.0
39) 10.0
42) 10.0
43) 20.0
44) 10.0
45) 50.0
47) 20.0
48) 30.0
49) 10.0
59) 10.0
62) 20.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
46) Mdeacn07 (MDEACN08)
TOTAL%
0) 640359.6
1) 9328.7
2) 9028.4
3) 7176.7
4) 5074.7
5) 3313.1
6) 2672.5
7) 1591.5
8) 1191.1
9) 870.8
10) 660.6
11) 530.5
12) 330.3
13) 290.3
14) 260.2
15) 220.2
16) 180.2
17) 70.1
18) 90.1
19) 110.1
20) 80.1
21) 30.0
22) 40.0
23) 70.1
24) 10.0
26) 40.0
28) 10.0
29) 20.0
30) 10.0
31) 20.0
32) 20.0
33) 20.0
34) 10.0
37) 10.0
40) 20.0
41) 10.0
43) 20.0
45) 10.0
46) 30.0
51) 10.0
52) 20.0
54) 10.0
55) 10.0
82) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
47) Fdeacn07 (FDEACN08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524.2046
48) Deacons (DEACONS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107525.8999
49) Profession of faith gains for those 18 years old and older (includes reaffirmation and restoration) (PRGN1808)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524.06510
50) Number of persons deleted from the active members' roll for any reason, and persons temporarily excluded or removed from active membership (INACTS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075240.42396
51) Number of persons who have received the Sacrament of Baptism and who have been enrolled as baptized members by the session, but who have not made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (sometimes referred to as "Friends of the Church") (BAPMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075225.12778
52) Total number of active members, inactive members, and baptized members (ADHERE08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752264.597452
53) The average attendance at Sunday worship (ATTEND08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075292.257152
54) Lytot08 (LYTOT08)
55) All money received by all treasurers of organizations in the church, including payments on pledges, loose offerings, and special offerings (RECDON08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752198837.182517006
56) All receipts for capital purposes, building funds, extraordinary repairs, including loans (BUILD08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075232902.48184501
57) Income received from wills (total monetary value of all new gifts from estates, gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurances, etc.) (BEQST08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075212714.086110775
58) All other income (e.g., rent, other reimbursements from organizations using church property, etc.) except that from aid or subsidy (OTHINC08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075226851.601114470
59) Subaid08 (SUBAID08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107521127.63310812
60) All money paid to all sources for current operation of the congregation (including salaries, pension and social-security payments, printing, postage, utilities, insurance premiums, payments of interest and principal on loans, etc.) (LOCPRG08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752191037.653489694
61) All money paid for local mission programs, community projects approved by session, and to local ecumenical agencies (LOCMIS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075213963.19767620
62) All money spent for real property, construction of new buildings, extraordinary repairs or renovation of existing buildings, and equipment with expected life in excess of three years (CAPEXP08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075245469.158310415
63) Dividends and interest received from investments, as well as proceeds from the sale or liquidation of investments (INVINC08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075216008.32386061
64) All money spent for presbytery, synod, and General Assembly entities, including payments toward the mission budgets of these entities; also presbytery, synod and General Assembly special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Joy, Peacemaking, Pentecost, and other offerings (Hunger, Disaster Relief, and Women's Birthday). Includes the totals for mission program and projects related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PERCAP08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524129.19807
65) Msspby08 (MSSPBY08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107523101.02311118
66) Msssyn08 (MSSSYN08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752756.8882807
67) Mssgam08 (MSSGAM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107525024.84811763
68) Valid07 (VALID08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529266.22726068
69) The total of all money given to other mission not related to the PCUSA, that is, money given to mission causes not validated by the PCUSA and not included under session local mission (OTHMIS08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107527858.58849197
70) Theol07 (THEOL08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752250.1361413
71) Valid (VALID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529516.36326502
72) Femper08 (FEMPER08)
73) Invexp08 (INVEXP08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107527263.906103926
74) Giveunit (GIVEUNIT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752444.78612069
75) Operinc (OPERINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752227016.976577853
76) Operexp (OPEREXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752245443.561877838
77) Congregation size (SIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) 330.3
1) 291127.1
2) 246722.9
3) 144913.5
4) 9608.9
5) 6305.9
6) 4424.1
7) 3443.2
8) 2542.4
9) 1911.8
10) 1581.5
11) 1451.3
12) 1191.1
13) 820.8
14) 590.5
15) 450.4
16) 470.4
17) 520.5
18) 380.4
19) 280.3
20) 230.2
21) 270.3
22) 200.2
23) 120.1
24) 210.2
25) 170.2
26) 180.2
27) 130.1
28) 130.1
29) 100.1
30) 80.1
31) 100.1
32) 90.1
33) 100.1
34) 10.0
35) 70.1
36) 30.0
37) 20.0
38) 30.0
39) 40.0
40) 100.1
41) 580.5
TOTAL10753100.0
78) Membership size (SIZE2)
TOTAL%
-1) 330.3
1) 291127.1
2) 246722.9
3) 144913.5
4) 9608.9
5) 107210.0
6) 9478.8
7) 4974.6
8) 2212.1
9) 980.9
10) 980.9
TOTAL10753100.0
79) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) 218720.3
2) 285626.6
3) 428439.8
4) 142613.3
TOTAL10753100.0
80) Totrec08 (TOTREC08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752287313.673738980
81) Totexp08 (TOTEXP08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752279237.964772270